Europe Syngas Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Feedstock (Coal, Natural Gas, Petroleum, Pet-coke, and Biomass), Technology (Steam Reforming, Partial Oxidation, Auto-thermal Reforming, Combined or Two-step Reforming, and Biomass Gasification), Gasifier Type (Fixed Bed, Entrained Flow, and Fluidized Bed), Application (Power Generation, Chemicals, Liquid Fuels, and Gaseous Fuel), and Geography (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe)

Market Snapshot

Europe Syngas Market Report
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >7 %
Europe Syngas Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The Europe syngas market is estimated to witness a significant growth, at an estimated CAGR of over 7%, over the forecast period. Feedstock flexibility for syngas production and growing demand for electricity are expected to drive the market during the forecast period.

  • High capital investment and funding is likely to hinder the market’s growth.
  • Development of underground coal gasification technology is likely to create opportunities to the market growth in the future.
  • Germany is expected to dominate the market and is also expected to witness the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.

Scope of the report

The Europe syngas market report includes:

Natural Gas
Steam Reforming
Partial Oxidation
Auto-thermal Reforming
Combined or Two-step Reforming
Biomass Gasification
Gasifier Type
Fixed Bed
Entrained Flow
Fluidized Bed
Power Generation
Oxo Chemicals
Dimethyl Ether
Liquid Fuels
Gaseous Fuels
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Usage in Power Generation Industry

  • The power industry is the backbone of the industrial sector that supplies essential energy to industrial, commercial, manufacturing, and residential customers.
  • Synthesis gas plays a huge role in power generation, as it is used as an intermediate in creating synthetic natural gas (SNG), which has various application, such as:
  • IGCC plants use gasifiers that convert coal or any other carbon-based materials to syngas, which is used in driving a combined cycle turbine to generate electricity. IGCC plants can achieve efficiencies of 45% and have low emissions, since the fuel is cleaned before it is fired in the gas cycle turbine.
  • Biogas, which is a form of renewable energy, can be obtained through thermochemical gasification of synthetic gas.
  • Gasification and pyrolysis processes produce a combustible synthetic gas that can either be used to produce electricity, or further refined and upgraded for direct generation in a gas turbine or engine.
  • The aforementioned factors have been boosting the demand for syngas in the region, in the recent times.
Europe Syngas Market Analysis

Germany to Dominate the Market

  • Germany has minimal domestic oil production, equivalent to around 2% of oil consumption. However, the refining operations in the country is one of the largest in the world.
  • Increasing investments in refineries is another factor, which is estimated to further boost the consumption of syngas in the country.
  • Additionally, Ineos announced plans to invest in two petrochemical plants, with Germany being one of the locations. However, the location is not yet finalized. This, in turn, is expected to boost the demand for syngas in the country.
  • Chemical industry in the Europe region is constantly engaged in developing new chemicals. Geographical location and advanced infrastructure are some of the key factors for many players to choose Germany as their base.
  • Increasing power generation in the country is boosting the demand for syngas market. The power generation through natural gas, petroleum gas, hard coal, and lignite, account for a major share of almost 46% in power generation in Germany.
  • However, increasing consumption of renewable energy sources is, in turn, decreasing the thermal power in the country. This, in turn, is expected to hinder the syngas demand in the country during the forecast period.
Europe Syngas Market Outlook

Competitive Landscape

The Europe syngas market is fragmented in nature. Key players in the market include Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Linde plc, Air Liquide, and Sasol, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Feedstock Flexibility for Syngas Production

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Demand for Electricity

      3. 4.1.3 Growing Chemical Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Capital Investment and Funding

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Feedstock

      1. 5.1.1 Coal

      2. 5.1.2 Natural Gas

      3. 5.1.3 Petroleum

      4. 5.1.4 Pet-coke

      5. 5.1.5 Biomass

    2. 5.2 Technology

      1. 5.2.1 Steam Reforming

      2. 5.2.2 Partial Oxidation

      3. 5.2.3 Auto-thermal Reforming

      4. 5.2.4 Combined or Two-step Reforming

      5. 5.2.5 Biomass Gasification

    3. 5.3 Gasifier Type

      1. 5.3.1 Fixed Bed

      2. 5.3.2 Entrained Flow

      3. 5.3.3 Fluidized Bed

    4. 5.4 Application

      1. 5.4.1 Power Generation

      2. 5.4.2 Chemicals

        1. Methanol

        2. Ammonia

        3. Oxo Chemicals

        4. n-Butanol

        5. Hydrogen

        6. Dimethyl Ether

      3. 5.4.3 Liquid Fuels

      4. 5.4.4 Gaseous Fuels

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 Germany

      2. 5.5.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.5.3 France

      4. 5.5.4 Italy

      5. 5.5.5 Spain

      6. 5.5.6 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Air Liquide

      2. 6.4.2 Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 BP p.l.c.

      5. 6.4.5 General Electric

      6. 6.4.6 Haldor Topsoe A/S

      7. 6.4.7 KBR Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 Linde plc

      9. 6.4.9 OXEA GmbH

      10. 6.4.10 Royal Dutch Shell plc

      11. 6.4.11 Sasol

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Utilization of Biomass and Municipal Waste

    2. 7.2 Development of Underground Coal Gasification Technology

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Syngas Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Syngas Market is growing at a CAGR of >7% over the next 5 years.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Linde plc, Air Liquide, Sasol are the major companies operating in Europe Syngas Market.

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